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A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SALT CELLAR
A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SALT CELLAR

MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'V.A', MOSCOW, 1792

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A SILVER-GILT AND NIELLO SALT CELLAR
MAKER'S MARK CYRILLIC 'V.A', MOSCOW, 1792
Of bulbous form, on three dolphin-shaped feet, with a detachable silver liner and cover, nielloed overall with allegorical figures representing seasons, within laurel cartouches and swags, the cover surmounted by a finial, marked on liner and base, also with French import marks
4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high, with cover

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For a comparable salt cellar, see M.M. Postnikova-Loseva, et al., Russkoe Chernevoe Iskusstvo, Moscow, 1972, no. 49.

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